SAFERS will combine numerous dissemination and communication actions to achieve its expected impacts and maximise its societal, scientific and technological repercussions. These actions are targeted to the main stakeholder clusters of the project which are listed below:

Security practitioners: This cluster group is divided into two main sub-groups:

  • In-field first responders: all the stakeholders at the forefront of the fight against disasters including among others, first responders, civil protection, and civil society organizations. They are key players for the success of SAFERS and we seek to sharing experiences, knowledge and best practices as the in-field first responders are one of the main end-users of the project outcomes.
  • Commanders/Decision-makers: They are security practitioners working at command centres, knowledge as well as regional and local authorities who support the first responders in fighting against disasters by providing them with essential information related to forest fires prevention, emergency, and restoration actions. They include municipalities, prefectures, local or regional governments, ministries (regional and central), authorities or offices of those governments and finally the central government

Just like the in-field first responders, they are considered as one of the main end-users of the project solutions.

Citizens: SAFERS aims at enhancing the resilience of the European society and thus all citizens are one of the main stakeholder clusters. Citizens will be engaged in the project from the beginning through mobile apps and interaction in social media to provide them with valuable information that will raise their awareness about the risk posed by natural and technological hazards and about self-protection behaviours with a specific focus on forest fires, thus improving their risk perception and increasing their resilience against future emergencies.

Volunteers: volunteers can highly improve the emergency management capacity of Europe as they can serve as a link between the emergency management professionals and the affected population during the different phases of the emergency management cycle. For this reason, SAFERS will engage with volunteers from the beginning of the project along with security practitioners.

Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) industry: SAFERS will develop innovative solutions for disaster risk reduction and will collect and classify valuable information that could be valuable for the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) industry. These stakeholders can leverage on the SAFERS outcomes for making their products and services more competitive.

Other private and public industries: Other private and public industries that could benefit from novel disaster risk reduction products and service are ICT, real estate, public utilities, and agriculture.

Scientific Community: The development and implementation of new solutions for disaster risk management will encourage international collaborations among experts of different research fields while fostering scientific dissemination and knowledge exchange within Europe and beyond.

Policymakers: Emergency management policies are defined at local, regional, national and EU level. The adoption of novel emergency management systems also depends on policy compliance as well on their compatibility with the operational procedures in force within emergency practitioners. Therefore, policy makers are important stakeholders of SAFERS.

Media and networks: media and networks, including journalists, TV respondents and networking clusters.

Earth Observation community: SAFERS will fetch data from the Copernicus services, developing modular intelligent services whose outcomes will be published in open EO catalogues (e.g.  GEOSS, nextGEOSS) to maximize the reach, increasing significantly their impact worldwide. Earth Observation community will be targeted to exchange information and make synergies.

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The engagement of stakeholders, who represent any group or institution with an interest in the project and who can be affected by it directly or indirectly, is a key factor for the success of the SAFERS project.SAFERS stakeholders have been identified and grouped in the following clusters:Firefighters This first responders cluster group is at the forefront of the fight against forest fires disasters. Their main function is to stop fires and to rescue people to safe zones. Also, in many countries across the globe firefighters lead the fire prevention activities that are planned in high-risk areas. Firefighters are key players for the success of SAFERS and we seek to sharing experiences, knowledge and best practices as the in-field first responders are one of the main end-users of the project outcomes. This first responders cluster group are at the forefront of the fight against forest fires disasters. Their main function is to stop fires and to rescue people to safe zones. Also, in many countries across the globe firefighters lead the fire prevention activities that are planned in high-risk areas. Firefighters are key players for the success of SAFERS and we seek to sharing experiences, knowledge and best practices as the in-field first responders are one of the main end-users of the project outcomes. Civil protection Like firefighters, civil protection group are considered as first responders at the forefront of protecting people and property in case of forest fires emergency. Civil protection staff are key players for the success of SAFERS and we seek to sharing experiences, knowledge and best practices as the in-field first responders are one of the main end-users of the project outcomes. Like firefighters, civil protection group are considered as first responders at the forefront of protecting people and property in case of forest fires emergency. Civil protection staff are key players for the success of SAFERS and we seek to sharing experiences, knowledge and best practices as the in-field first responders are one of the main end-users of the project outcomes. Police This cluster groups include the type of law enforcement personnel who are involved in management of forest fires, usually directing traffic control, and managing evacuation operations. This cluster groups include the type of law enforcement personnel who are involved in management of forest fires, usually directing traffic control, and managing evacuation operations. Medical service This first responders cluster group involve all the stakeholders at the forefront of providing medical assistance to disaster victims. Examples include the red cross and local medical staff. This first responders cluster group involve all the stakeholders at the forefront of providing medical assistance to disaster victims. Examples include the red cross and local medical staff. Urban planners This category include regional planners, city planners, or rural planner who deal with the development and design of land use and the built environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas, such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks.  In fire-prone areas, urban planners assess the location of critical facilities for the management of the emergency (e.g., hospitals, broadcast stations, fire stations, command and control rooms), as well as people with special evacuation needs (e.g., schools, hospitals, elderly homes, prisons). This category include regional planners, city planners, or rural planner who deal with the development and design of land use and the built environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas, such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks.  In fire-prone areas, urban planners assess the location of critical facilities for the management of the emergency (e.g., hospitals, broadcast stations, fire stations, command and control rooms), as well as people with special evacuation needs (e.g., schools, hospitals, elderly homes, prisons). Infrastructure managers This group involves the responsibility for the design, installation, maintenance, and retirement of infrastructure in cities and regions (including transportation). This group involves the responsibility for the design, installation, maintenance, and retirement of infrastructure in cities and regions (including transportation). Volunteers Trained volunteers and citizen responders can highly improve the emergency management capacity of Europe as they can serve as a link on site between the emergency management professionals and the general public during the different phases of the emergency management cycle. This cluster represents all the volunteers who work in fighting against forest fires or who are involved in any emergency management phase. Trained volunteers and citizen responders can highly improve the emergency management capacity of Europe as they can serve as a link on site between the emergency management professionals and the general public during the different phases of the emergency management cycle. This cluster represents all the volunteers who work in fighting against forest fires or who are involved in any emergency management phase. Digital volunteers Digital volunteers were added as a separate cluster from the regular volunteers to differentiate between the group who takes part in field and the ones who volunteer in off-site and contribute to emergency management using the Internet via a computer, tablet, smart phone or other Internet-connected device. They mainly represent the VOST groups who collect incident information (e.g. alert messages, photos or weather predictions) from various online sources (i.e. social media and national official sources), and then filter them in order to discard the fake and/or irrelevant information, and send the information to civil protection authorities to support their decision making processes. Digital volunteers were added as a separate cluster from the regular volunteers to differentiate between the group who takes part in field and the ones who volunteer in off-site and contribute to emergency management using the Internet via a computer, tablet, smart phone or other Internet-connected device. They mainly represent the VOST groups who collect incident information (e.g. alert messages, photos or weather predictions) from various online sources (i.e. social media and national official sources), and then filter them in order to discard the fake and/or irrelevant information, and send the information to civil protection authorities to support their decision making processes. Forest services These services are usually administrated by ministries and national or regional agencies who work on the protection and management of forests and the environment. These services are usually administrated by ministries and national or regional agencies who work on the protection and management of forests and the environment. Environmental agencies This category represent the official agencies which work on environmental issues (e.g. water, biodiversity), whether through regulation, monitoring, information or policies. This category represents the official agencies which work on environmental issues (e.g. water, biodiversity), whether through regulation, monitoring, information or policies. Policymakers Policy-makers include public authorities involved in or having an impact on the emergency management policies at the local, regional and national levels across Europe and internationally. The adoption of novel emergency management systems depends on the approval of these authorities and thus establishing a fluent communication with these authorities is key for the successful implementation of SAFERS derived solutions. Policy-makers include public authorities involved in or having an impact on the emergency management policies at the local, regional and national levels across Europe and internationally. The adoption of novel emergency management systems depends on the approval of these authorities and thus establishing a fluent communication with these authorities is key for the successful implementation of SAFERS derived solutions. Scientific Community The scientific community includes research centers, universities and scientific institutions who are i) directly involved in disaster risk management and forest fire management, ii) providing knowledge, data or services that can be used for forest fire management (e.g. meteorology office). SAFERS aims to encourage international collaborations among experts of different research fields while fostering scientific dissemination and knowledge exchange within Europe and beyond and publish scientific articles to ensure the knowledge exchange and collaboration are achieved. The Earth Observation Community is a sub-category of this cluster. The scientific community includes research centers, universities and scientific institutions who are i) directly involved in disaster risk management and forest fire management, ii) providing knowledge, data or services that can be used for forest fire management (e.g. meteorology office). SAFERS aims to encourage international collaborations among experts of different research fields while fostering scientific dissemination and knowledge exchange within Europe and beyond and publish scientific articles to ensure the knowledge exchange and collaboration are achieved. The Earth Observation Community is a sub-category of this cluster. Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) industry These stakeholders benefit from the innovative solutions for disaster risk reduction and the related information that could be valuable for the BFSI industry (e.g. informing their customers on fire risk, evaluation of risk for new contracts). These stakeholders can leverage on the SAFERS outcomes for making their products and services more competitive. These stakeholders benefit from the innovative solutions for disaster risk reduction and the related information that could be valuable for the BFSI industry (e.g. informing their customers on fire risk, evaluation of risk for new contracts). These stakeholders can leverage on the SAFERS outcomes for making their products and services more competitive. Other industries This category represents industries and the private sector overall (mainly ICT, insurance, real estate, public utilities, and agriculture), who can leverage on the SAFERS outcomes for making their products and services more competitive. This stakeholder cluster will be the main target to foster technology transfer and exploitation. This category represents industries and the private sector overall (mainly ICT, insurance, real estate, public utilities, and agriculture), who can leverage on the SAFERS outcomes for making their products and services more competitive. This stakeholder cluster will be the main target to foster technology transfer and exploitation. Media Media act the channels to reach all the other stakeholders and includes journalists, TV respondents and networking clusters. Media are also a source of data for SAFERS. Media act the channels to reach all the other stakeholders and includes journalists, TV respondents and networking clusters. Media are also a source of data for SAFERS. Citizens Citizens represent the society as a whole. The SAFERS project considers the differences among citizen groups (e.g. locals/ residents vs. visitors/tourists, urban vs. rural populations, online vs. offline community etc.) and tailors the communication and engagement actions and outreach the widest possible audience. This ultimately aims at enhancing the resilience of the European society and thus, its citizens are deemed to be the main stakeholder cluster for the consortium. Citizens represent the society as a whole. The SAFERS project considers the differences among citizen groups (e.g. locals/ residents vs. visitors/tourists, urban vs. rural populations, online vs. offline community etc.) and tailors the communication and engagement actions and outreach the widest possible audience. This ultimately aims at enhancing the resilience of the European society and thus, its citizens are deemed to be the main stakeholder cluster for the consortium. SAFERS STAKEHOLDERS CLUSTERS Join SAFERS community and be part of our activities. You may subscribe to our newsletter to add you to our stakeholders’ list so you receive our latest news and updates. You may also contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.